Corning confirms that the Samsung Galaxy S III uses Gorilla Glass 2

Corning confirms that the Samsung Galaxy S III uses Gorilla Glass 2
Not that it will come as any consolation for the guy who dropped his Samsung Galaxy S III face-down recently, but Corning itself confirmed that the new Android flagship is indeed protected by its most advanced creation to date - Gorilla Glass 2.

Haeng-Hee Lee, president and general manager of Corning Korea, said: “We are excited about the introduction of Corning Gorilla Glass 2 because it provides device makers with numerous design benefits without sacrificing toughness. With Corning Gorilla Glass 2, Samsung GALAXY S III customers will enjoy an enhanced smartphone experience.” 

Gorilla Glass 2 is as impact- and scratch-resistant as the first iteration, but the layer is 20% thinner, allowing for slimmer, more compact devices. Watch a promo how tough this glass is in the video below.

source: Corning

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)



1. 09wbd03516

Posts: 140; Member since: May 30, 2012

Shut up and take my money!!! This is the most stunning device ever

2. mohsinakbarkhan

Posts: 5; Member since: May 28, 2012

i dont give a damn whatever they say. The glass shattered the same time when my new S3 dropped from my side pocket. and there's a another guy works in my office, his S3 suffered the same fate. So much hype about gorilla glass 2, its all bulls**t.

3. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

Cool story bro.

4. 09wbd03516

Posts: 140; Member since: May 30, 2012

wrong!!! sgs3 has the finest gorilla glass compare to other!!! HATERS!!!

5. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Come on, really? You do know, that we do know that ur lyin ryt?

13. RobotMan

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Or maybe you and that guy are WP fanboy break it yourself to sabotage Samsung S3 sales. By the way, that glass is not shattered proof, just much much more better then other glass.

17. Denis_kn94 unregistered

HEY!!!!!!!!!! The problem isn't in thoughnes of gorilla glass 2, the problem with samsung galaxy s3's display is in the frame, the frame of the s3 is WEAK because of two reasons: 1. it has 4.8'' screen 2. it is made of plastic(polycarbonate) and not metall

21. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

So you dropped your S3. And your workmate dropped S3. What are the chances. lol If Gorilla Glass is not good enough for ya, go buy a brick phone. That will do the trick for ya and won't ever break. A brick phone. Literally. A brick.

6. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

hey! Corning! what about this poor bastard who shattered his S III??

7. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

What if the guy works for apple and they got the phone and they broke it. Just a thought #ThinkingOutLoud You have the right to disagree wit me. But dont make a fool outta yoself. Ayt?

24. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

you are a troll or just a stupid kid? conspiracy theory everywhere. The truth is that gorilla glass 2 is not as strong as the old one. Period. s**t happens.

8. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

This is not the best. The dragontrail glass is 10 times stronger. I guess it is used in latest sony xperia devices

9. Tjey007

Posts: 86; Member since: May 22, 2012

wonder what will happen if i jump on the phone glass...well guys no worries...will test it after 5th.

10. kyan-

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

man that music is disturbing

11. sammy_saw

Posts: 28; Member since: Jan 07, 2012

If the test is real in the video how come the guy s3 glass shattered when it fell on the floor ? Or the poor guy s3 glass has a factory defect ? Dose Samsung will replace the glass free of charge ? Dose the warranty cover the shattered glass?

12. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

Mind blowing.

14. quryous

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Whatever happened to "Lotus" Glass, which was supposed to be even better, and launched about a year or so ago?

15. amircajani

Posts: 3; Member since: May 04, 2012

htc one x has gorilla glas 2 too

16. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Maybe its just Samsung devices, I have dropped my Photon 4G a dozen times with very minor dings and scratches. Screen is still beautiful and clear so the build quality might be crap on Samsung devices. Just a thought so please don't be offended. To me, my phone looks nice, why put a case on it to make it ugly. If OEM's would just step their build quality game up, we wouldn't need cases to protect them. The iPhone 4/4s looks really slick but that's the worse phone ever to have without a case. You have to hide the sleek style of the phone with a bulky case to protect something the company should have invested money to build it better in the 1st place.

20. Ivan6479

Posts: 250; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I love how corning always uses a small square piece of glass for the impact tests, when no phone has a display in the shape of a tiny little square. Of course the glass is going to be stronger when its a tiny little square vs a rectangular piece which is what most displays are theses days. Anyhow, with flexible displays right around the corner this will soon be a thing of the past and hopefully so will shattered displays. :)

23. GorillaASS

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

So much for Gorilla Glass 2... Wifes Galaxy S III, less than 3 days old, has mysteriously gotten a scratch...she's treated it very well (it's not even been 3 days!)... My original Galaxy S is pushing 2 years...not a scratch...(original Gorilla Glass)

25. tonkatoy

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

HMMMMMM Gorilla Glass 2 EH, I put my 5 day old Samsung Galaxy S3 onto my bed, crawled into bed to play with my new phone, rolled over to grab it and my elbow was pressing onto the sreen, i picked it up to use it and the display was spidered from the button to the top of the screen.....multiple cracks and i didnt even put my body into it. Very disappointed with the strength..... maybee i got a defective unit but FYI i get to play with alot of cool phones in my business and have never broke a screen with this little of effort. Samsung should consider a tougher design because the phone is crazy fast and so far everything is rocking but the screen...... POOR GORILLA GLASS 2...... For example i took the girlfriends iphone the same night and tried to replicate the same inncident and no go, much tougher, not that i like iphone but WTF should be better than it.

26. Sabrina1181

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

I received my new S3 Tuesday afternoon, less then 24hrs later while the phone was in my padded clutch purse with only Cash (bills) and my Id, the glass shattered when my purse it the side of my car door, not hard, i was simply getting out of the car. No one in Calgary has the glass yet to replace it, all the repair shops are saying they are getting many calls for shattered/cracked glass from people who JUST bought this expensive phone. It is going to cost me more the double the price I paid for the phone to fix it, and it looks like no one will get the glass in for at least 3 weeks... THAT IS JUST COMPLETELY UNEXCEPTABLE SAMSUNG!!!!

27. benjit

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Great advert for Gorilla Glass. Unfortunately, they didn't show the 'drop from 4 inches onto a wooden table' test, which managed to slay the gorilla glass on my galaxy s3 having only just turned it on for the first time. Surely I can't be the only person this has happened to and that the product is not fit for purpose?

28. mickeyt

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

my glass too has broken not dissing the glass or construction but more the design it is so hard to hold the handset with its slippery back cover (at the risk of getting struck down by avid s3 fans!!) i have ordered a new glass off ebay with the hope with being very careful i can change it if anyone has done this let me know . beginning to wish i was not so taken with the hype and got an s2

29. GalaxyS3User88

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

I honestly dont give a sH**t about this debate you guys have going on here, Im really upset right now. Fact is ive had my Galaxy for one week now, I havent goten around getting a protective cover for it yet and I just droped it, my hands were sweety and i was texting with one hand when the damn thing just sliped out, it fell face down, the screen is totaly shattered, everyting still works just fine, but it looks damnn ugly as u can imagine........Please just tell me this can be fixed? and more or less what would i pay for this repair? :-( It didnt even fall hard, I had a Samsung Galaxy S1 before this phone, that thing fell like 50 times and i still have it. :-(

30. GalaxyS3User88

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

@ mickeyt, me too man! Go check you tube theres a vedio on how to do it, but i would much rather let a profesional do this, I payed too much for this handset to mess it up even more. check this link /

31. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

thus confirming that gorilla glass 2's claim of thinner AND stronger is either bunk, or there is some anti-vibration mechanisms missing from the phone.

32. kladmin

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 22, 2012

This is not BS. I put my phone in my pcket and apparently sitting down with the S3 in your pocket is something that cause too much stress. 2 days after I paid ALOT of money for it the glass was cracked. No drops, simply sitting while having phone in pocket. I really shouldn't have to remove the phone from my pocket every time I want to sit down. Poo on you Corning/Samsung, the fragility of the Galaxy S3 is just rediculous.

33. dondon

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Same Fate here. I dropped my S3 for about 2 feet high. and it suddenly broken like car windshield.

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